- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) - A single-engine airplane crash at the La Grande/Union County Airport is currently under investigation.

The La Grande Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1THQKwc ) Captain Craig Ward with the Union County Sheriff’s Office says the plane crashed Saturday after a pilot instructor and their student had trouble landing. Ward declined to name the pilot and the student, but said they were both from the area.

Ward said the student had been practicing landing when the engine stopped and the pilot had to take over.

The pilot didn’t want to land on the runway, so he ended up landing upright at the south end of the runway.

The student was transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital with minor injuries. The pilot was uninjured.

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Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/

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